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Awards and Recognition for Inova Alexandria Hospital


Leapfrog: Top Hospital + "A" for Patient Safety

leapfrog logosIn May 2020, Inova Alexandria Hospital was again awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade, marking straight "A's" for over two years running. This designation recognizes our efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

In December 2019, highlighting our nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inova Alexandria Hospital was again named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

U.S. News & World Report: Among the best in Washington, DC area

For the 2020–2021 awards year, Inova Alexandria Hospital has earned the distinction of #4 Best Hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and the #9 Best Hospital in the state of Virginia.

High Performing in clinical and surgical areas

U.S. News & World Report also has ranked Inova Alexandria Hospital as “High Performing” for the following specialty areas or procedures:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery

About U.S. News "Best Hospitals" rankings

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. U.S. News evaluates more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Recognized as a Top Performer

gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital has earned recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. This means we have demonstrated excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions. We are one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction.

Excellence in Nursing Care

Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Replacement

gold sealInova Alexandria has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation for hip, knee and shoulder replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

gold sealInova Alexandria Hospital was the fourth hospital in the country to receive this new advanced stroke certification from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TCS), this designation certifies that Inova Alexandria Hospital meets the rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT).

Excellence in Stroke Care

Get with the Guidelines Stroke badgeThe American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have recognized Inova Alexandria Hospital for achieving “Get with the Guidelines”-Stroke GOLD PLUS, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll designations for excellence in stroke treatment. These "Get with the Guidelines" awards indicate that stroke assessment and services at Inova Alexandria Hospital provide patients with the best chance of survival. Read more about the "Get with the Guidelines" stroke program

Women’s Care Excellence Awards

Inova Alexandria Hospital has received recognition for superior care of women during and after childbirth and for care of women receiving surgery for treat of diseases and conditions of the female reproduction system.

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ – 2019
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ – 2019

American College of Cardiology Award for Heart Attack Treatment

award sealInova Alexandria Hospital is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019.

This award reflects our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and that we’ve reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and American Heart Association’s clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, our hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures.

AACVPR Certified

Commission on Cancer: Accredited Cancer Center

Logo: commission on cancerInova Alexandria Hospital is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for providing the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Among the Best in Breast Care

Logo: NAPBCThe Breast Cancer Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of the first centers in the Washington, DC, region to receive a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Read Inova Alexandria Hospital's press release about this breast care accreditation.

APEx Accreditation for Excellence in Radiation & Oncology

APEX logoThe Inova Alexandria Hospital radiation oncology program is accredited as a center of excellence (APEx) by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). APEx accreditation demonstrates commitment to high standards of safety and quality in the practice of radiation and oncology and that we practice patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.

Accredited by the American College of Radiology

Gold sealThe Inova Cancer Center – Alexandria was the first in Northern Virginia accredited by the American College of Radiology, demonstrating the highest level of quality and patient safety.


Excellence in Respiratory Care

Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year

Alexandria chamber logoThe Alexandria Chamber of Commerce named Inova Alexandria Hospital its 2018 Member of the Year. This award recognized the hospital's longtime involvement with the Chamber, which includes board representation, committee involvement, partnerships and sponsorships.